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a manhunt has ended and two men are charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken identity. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. >> first lady michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton's parents will be among the president's special guests at the state of the union address. nbc's tracie potts is live from washington with more. tracie, what else can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> reporter: well, that, mara, plus immigration and the president hopes to have influence outside the lawmaker to press the lawmakers to get something done. month question, the big issue is money, $85 billion in cuts what we've been calling here in washington, the sequester that kicks in in just a fe
. hadiya pendleton's parents will be there tonight. she's the chicago teen shot and killed days after returning from washington where she attended president obama's inauguration. the first lady attended her funeral and police just arrested two men and charged them with her murder. the men mistook her and her friends for rival gang members. >>> later this morning, a subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss ways to reduce gun violence. that committee will review new proposals and look at the legality and effectiveness of current laws. two professors will testify today. the family of hadiya pendleton will be at that hearing before heading to the state of the union. >>> jury selection continues in the man accused fd killing a mother and daughter. jason scott killed delores and ebony dewitt more than three years ago. their bodies were found in the trunk of a burning car in largo. scott is serving 100 years in prison for a sex assault and other crimes. his trial could take a month or longer. >>> if you're just waking up this morning, a murder-suicide involving all university of maryland
. the family of hadiya pendleton will also be at that hearing before heading to the state of the union. >>> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta will say his final goodbyes to his colleagues at the pentagon. that happens later this morning. he's served since july of 2011. his possible replacement. former nebraska senator chuck hagel could be one step closer to being confirmed. the committee plans to put the nomination up for a vote. >>> now to the ongoing search for the ex-officer wanted for murder. new documents reveal christopher dorner might have fled to mexico. as police continue their manhunt across southern california, authorities are searching more than 30 square miles across the big bear area, which includes a popular ski resort. dorner's burned-out truck was found in the area with weapons and camping gear inside. dorner was fired a few years ago from the lapd and it's believed his attacks are part of a revenge plot. >> to be targeted because you took an oath to protect others, to have your family targeted because they're related to you, that is absolutely terrifying. >> aut
-old girl. services for hadiya pendleton held there earlier today. shot in late january, just a few days after performing at events here in washington for the president's inauguration. she was an innocent victim in a gang-related shooting. >>> legislation to require universal background checks is gaining steam in congress. a bipartisan group of senator s could create a bill in the senate there are certain transactionses that would still be exempt. the group is considering ways to make mental health records easier for review during the sale. >>> president obama is expected to address gun control in his state of the union address. but the economy will take center stage. the majority of the president's speech is expected to focus on job creation and economic growth and will mention immigration, climate change and ending the war in afghanistan. the president will take his jobs plan on the road, starting on wednesday. >>> record-setting blizzard wasn't enough to stop fans of justin bieber tonight. they get what they were camping out. the teen sensation hosting "saturday night live." and up ne
-old hadiya pendleton. that news comes one day after first lady michelle obama attended her funeral. the young teen was killed in chicago after performing at an inauguration event in d.c. the two were taken into custody early sunday morning. the suspects are being questioned but no formal charges have been filed. >>> friend and family will pay respects to the former navy seal who came to be known as america's most lethal sniep every. thousands expected to attend the memorial service at cowboy stadium in dallas for chris kyle. kyle, who also wrote the best selling book "american sniper" was killed at a texas gun range. he was 38 years old. >>> it was a chilly sunday service for members of the a local congregation. after thieves got away with the heating system. members of the church in arnold maryland say someone ripped off the heating pump about two weeks ago. police are still looking for the suspects. in the meantime, the kmur is waiting on word from the insurance company while the congregation tries to raise money. >> we're making due. it was a tragic loss to us. for us for the church and al
congress not dodge that the parents of hadiya pendleton killed in chicago deserve a vote. >> gabby giffords deserve a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: and he called for immigration reform. so did florida senator marco rubio in the republican response, but the gop demands smaller government. >> that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead, work with us to achieve real growth in our economy. >> reporter: in fact, big partisan battles lie just ahead. in two weeks drastic automatic spending cuts strike unless the two sides can finally cut a deal on spending and tacks. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, nbc news. >>> four words, one in particular from senator rubio getting a lot of attention. near the end of the speech, rubio reached off camera for a small bit of water. it grew reaction on twitter. >>> cloudy skies and rain didn't dampen the spirits of revelers during mardi gras. it caps months of celebrations that began back on january 19th and also included the super bowl a week ago. >>> and the end of mardi gras ushe
to go through this heartbreak. >> that is cleopatra cowley, the mother of hadiya pendleton calling on the country to reform the gun laws. the 16-year-old was gunned down blocks from the president's chicago home last month. >>> in the meantime, more grief in chicago this morning as people there remember an 18-year-old woman gunned down the same day her sister sat on the stage behind president obama during a gun control speech. janae mack far land was shot had. police are speaking to two persons of interest. >>> the obama administration is defending the -- dennis mcdone owe is revising it if -- republicans say the president is just playing politics. >> leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. >> this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president want a result or does he want another -- >> the bill would create a visa for undocumented immigrants and would lou them to become -- it would bolster funding for -- >>> firefighters on the scene of a fire in gaithersburg. news 4's derrick ward is there. what can you tell us? >> we're at the i
will testify at the hearing. the family of hadiya pendleton will also be at the hearing for heading to the state of union. a court hearing that involves two of the victims of the virginia tech shooting. they're arguing that the appeal should be heard. this stems from a lawsuit the victims' families won against the state. they say their daughters could have survived the 2007 shooting spree if virginia tech alerted the campus earlier about the gunman. a judge later upheld the finding but reduced the damages. >>> a united nations agency proposing stricter safety guidelines on the batteries. that proposal would eliminate exemptions allowing large lithium-ion batteries to be shipped on passenger planes. the batteries are susceptible to short circuiting and catching fire. boeing recently tested new batteries in the 787 dreamliners after a series of battery-related problems last month, including at least two fires. >>> we continue to track breaking news out of prince yor george's county where a death investigation is under way. >>> a city worker's vacation is making life a little tough for
families from the tragic newtown school shooting, the parent of hadiya pendleton, a teenager who was shot and killed in chicago last month. and gabrielle giffords in this new anti-violence gun ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: senator marco rubio was chosen to deliver the republican response in both english and spanish. sitting in the audience tonight, of course, will be the president's cabinet. a lot of the new choices will not be there like the defense -- the person up for defense secretary, chuck hagel, but chuck hagel is a step closer tonight, brian. he got through a key committee and there might be a full vote on his confirmation by as early as thursday. >> chuck todd, we'll see more of you later tonight. thanks. >>> and let's bring in the rest of our team, joined by three former nbc news white house correspondents here in the studio, david gregory, andrea mitchell and savannah guthrie. not an attempt to make anybody feel old. david, we will start with you. what are you looking for tonight? >> this is ultimately about the economy. economic r
hadiya pendleton was gunned down on the south side of chicago last month less than a mile from the obamas home. she had performed with her high school band during the inauguration festivities. arne duncan and illinois governor pat quinn will attend the service. her death brought renewed focus to gun and gang violence in chicago. >>> the head of the nra say the new measures won't pass through congress. david keen said proposals like an assault weapons ban or limit are feel good measures. background checks simply won't work because the current systems are underfunded he suggested. he said they should improve existing background checks to cut down on gun violence. >>> we're getting another look at a man who groped women. this new police sketch was released yesterday. investigators believe the man is behind 18 different instances of women being grabbed as they walked through the town of springfield. with no forensic evidence, the investigation is slow going. making residents very nervous. >> it's just insane that it's still happening. >> i am talking with the police, working with the miss on
event in d.c. two people are in custody in chicago for questioning of the murder of hadiya pendleton. she was shot a mile away from the familiar -- the two suspects were pulled over early sunday. no formal charges have been filed. >>> police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on ex-officer christopher dorner who is suspected of murdering three people. police surrounded a home improvement center because someone reported seeing him there. other lapd officers are in danger as dorner's manifesto explains he's taking revenge for being fired a few years ago. dorner may be on the run, you he's attracted attention from at least one hollywood star. charlie sheen reached out to the ex-lapd cop pleading with him to call him so they can figure out together how to end this. dorner mentioned sheen in his manifesto saying he thought the former 2 1/2 men star was awesome. dorner made mentions of first lady michelle obama and anthony bourdain. >>> the white house will get for input on how to crack down on gun violence. he'll take part in a roundtable discussion about gun safety. a
shootings. including the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down a mile from the obama's chicago home. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of blacksburg and tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president did mention universal background checks and reducing magazine sizes but primarily used a moment to rally a vote on the measures. much more on the state of the union at 6:30. we'll break down the middle class plan, including the moment that was most tweeted about. if you missed the address, you can watch in its entirety online at nbcwashington.com. there's a link on the home page. >>> following the president's address, republicans responded largely by criticizing president obama's handling of the economy. up and coming senator marco rubio spoke on behalf of the parties saying the president has an obsession with raising taxes. >> in order to balance our budget, it doesn't have to be benefit cuts and raising taxes. instead,
on the screen left as you look at the picture is hadiya pendleton's mom, the 15-year-old killed by gun violence in chicago. the first lady just attended her funeral, and her name is cleo patrick cowley. she is the guest of the first lady tonight. the president making pretty good time nearing the final term. david gregory, one of the great traditions of this event no, matter who the president is, no matter what you make of it. >> the whole world is watching. not the only ones getting the sense of the state of the union. a lot of people want to know what the state of the united states is. in our business community, in governments around the world. but interesting. here the president is in the house chamber, at a time when the house is controlled by republicans and the stalwart opponents of what the speaker calls a unapologetically liber liber liber liberal agenda. a lot of focus on the house and senate. we were talking about the let congress do its job and stay out of our hair and see what we can do with the president. it's a picture of dysfunction, even if there is a lot of ceremonial handshake
strict gun control measures. the mother of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton is on capitol hill right now. that teen was shot a week after she marched with her school at the inauguration. tony is live on capitol hill now. he spoke with pendleton's mom. maybe he can tell us how she's doing now. tony? >> well, barbara, if you take what she says for face value, she's doing okay. but i can tell you i spent a few minutes with her this morning and she is still in absolute shock and pain, not doing too well. she's in town. she spent tuesday night with miss obama at the state of the union address and then today, as you mentioned, she and some volunteers will be delivering teddy bears here on capitol hill, hoping to sway some of the officials here to change some of the laws pertaining to gun violence. >> i'm just trying to keep them moving and keep her name out there. this can't be for nothing, because she was a special kid. >> cleopatra pendleton, the mother of slain 15-year-old hadiya can't even show emotion as she talked, still in just absolute shock after the shooting death of her baby girl, a
have arrested two men in connection with the murder of teen hadiya pendleton days after first lady michelle obama attended the girl's funeral. kevin tibbles has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. two men will appear in court in chicago this morning for the murder of hadiya pendleton, whose death so tragically highlight highlights the problem of guns and gangs in this city. chicago police say they have charged two men, 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams, 20, with hadiya pendleton's murder. >> sadly hadiya's life was cut far too short by the unksconscis actions of two criminals who have been charged this evening. >> reporter: 15-year-old pendleton was shot to death not far from president obama's chicago home two weeks ago. an innocent, police say, murdered by gang members seeking retaliation, adding that michael ward has confessed to pulling the trigger. >> they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, it was a group of upstanding, determined kids. >> reporter: pendleton's family in washington to attend this eve
for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. she was gunned down a week after performing during inauguration weekend in d.c. she was a band majorette for her high school. arne duncan and illinois governor pat quinn will also attend tomorrow's service. her death has brought renewed focus on gun and gang violence in chicago. >>> this morning, police in montgomery county say they finally have a break in a series of home burglaries. three men have been charged with robbing more than 30 homes in north potomac since last spring. police caught them after breaking into a home last month. they're accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of property. >>> right now, people in the midwest digging out and the northeast is digging in. a massive storm is falling. up north the roads are treated but it may not do too much good. a live report from boston where this brings back bad memories. >>> what to expect when you step outside today. your weather and traffic on the (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new f
performed at the inauguration here in d.c. hadiya pendleton was shot days after returning from her trip to d.c. >> first lady michelle obama attended her funeral on saturday. president obama will be in chicago on friday to speak about the ongoing gun violence. at this time, no formal charges have been filed. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell will try to sell his transportation plan to people in our area. he'll be at mcclain to lay out the impact his plan will have on northern virginia. the governor wants to eliminate the commonwealth's gas tax and raise its sales tax to generate billions of dollars for transportation projects. his proposal would also raise vehicle registration fees. senate democrats blocked the plan last week but the house signed off on it. a senate committee will take up the house version of the bill. >>> gas prices continue to rise toward $4 a dpal. the national average for a gallon of gas $3.58. seven cents higher than a week ago. d.c. drivers paying $3.77. an increase of 7 cents. virginia at $3.46 on average, up 6 cents. maryland, 6 cents higher as well than a week ago
-old hadiya pendleton's wake. the teen was gunned down near her school a week after attending president obama's inauguration. >>> it has been a year since former penn state head coach joe paterno passed away. his wife is fighting back in accusations against him. sue paterno sent a letter to former penn state football players saying the man who was investigated in the freeh report was not the man she knew as her husband. mrs. paterno calls her husband a moral and disciplined man. her letter comes as the family prepares to release its own report responding to findings after the jerry sandusky scandal. >>> an unusual traffic backup on a houston highway on friday when a house that was being hauled on the back of a trailer wound up all over the road. the house was smashed to pieces. look at that. with just one lone wall left standing. check, please, on that one. >>> finally, blizzards don't stop biebers. say that 85 times. justin bieber's fans waited for days to see him perform on "saturday night live." while they waited, the biebs and "snl" sent them pizza. not bad. standby tickets aren't usually
like hadiya pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration and one week later was shot and killed in chicago. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are here tonight, along with two dozen families whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> not your typical ending there to a state of the union. republican response given by florida senator marco rubio gave the impression about how hard it's going to be to pass. combative speech, filled with a personal story, but somewhat combative. >> and both sides laying claim to being advocates for the middle class. subseque substance aside, there is a moment in rubio's speech where he reaches for a swig of water. >> it was a jar iring moment. we were taken aback, watching. but it was somewhat jarring. he, himself, sort of made fun of moment. he has tweeted out the fact
. >> reporter: pendleton, a majorette -- >> i'm hadiya -- >> reporter: performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration, and was shot to death just a few days later. and while there were remembrances today. >> on that day, the last thing i saw before they put her in the ambulance was her smiling, and from heaven above, i know that each day she's smiling down on all of us. >> reporter: there were also demands for action. >> we can put a man on the moon but we can't come together to figure this situation out. >> reporter: the funeral comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address. when he plans to reiterate his push for stiffer gun laws, which includes universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and limits on high-capacity magazines. but this week, mr. obama acknowledged the political reality. >> there are regional differences here. and we should respect those. >> reporter: political analysts say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> and that's just not because of republican opposition to it. there are many democrats up in swing stat
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